Photographer's Note

Crecchio is a town and comune in the province of Chieti, part of the Abruzzo region of central Italy.
Its main activities are agriculture and tourism.
Crecchio is located about 10 km from the Adriatic coast.

The morphology of the area is dominated by an alternation of hills and valleys. The village centre stands about 208 m above sea level.

Historical sources date Crecchio back to at least the 11th century, and archaeological evidence suggests it was inhabited at least as far back as the Roman era.

The Castle is famous for being the site of an event during World War II when, on September 10, 1943, after the armistice, King Vittorio Emanuele III of Italy, in flight from Rome, spent a night in the castle before leaving Italy from the port of Ortona.

An Etruscan and Byzantine museum, which receives many visitors each year, is located inside the castle.

The economy is mainly based on agriculture where vineyards and olive trees dominate the hills and valleys. The main vines grown are Montepulciano d'Abruzzo and Trebbiano.

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